Matthias Koziorowski, born 27.06.1986 Essen, profession: Tenor
Matthias Koziorowski is from Essen, where he studied with Prof. KS Wolfgang Millgramm at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to round off his musical training by attending master classes with Helen Donath, Janet Williams, Olaf Bär, Anja Harteros and Andreas Homoki. He is currently coached by Prof. Susanne Schimmack.
From the 2021-22 season on Mr. Koziorowski became a permanent resident member of the company of the Oper Graz and will debut with three big roles of his voice category. He will be heard as Babinsky in Weinbergers “Švanda Dudák“, as Juan Damigo in Dostals Operetta “Clivia” and he will furthermore sing the Role of “Peter” in the Austrian Debut Premiere of “Morgen und Abend” by the composer Georg Friedrich Haas. Future plans in Graz include a role debut as Hans (The Bartered Bride) and a staged production of Britten’s War Requiem. He is also returning to the Halle Opera as a guest in the current season, singing the Officer, the male leading role, in Reimann’s “Ein Traumspiel”.
From 2018 until 2021 he has been a member of the company of the Halle Opera House where he was able to make his debut with numerous leading roles. There he could have been heard as Max (Der Freischütz), The Prince (Rusalka), Alfredo (La Traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Stewa (Jenufa), Melot (Tristan and Isolde), Vasco da Gama (L’Africaine) and Guido Bardi (Eine florentinische Tragödie) directed by Tobias Kratzer. Besides he sang Sou-Chong (The Land of Smiles) as well as Fritz (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) and Candide. As a further debut he was also able to work out the Erik in Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman”, but the planned performances were unfortunately cancelled at short notice due to the pandemic.
In the 2019-20 season he has been a guest to sing Grigory/Dimitrij (Boris Godunov) at the Mainz State Theatre as well as Vasco da Gama (L’Africaine) at the Theater Lübeck and as soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Philharmonie Essen and the Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv. In addition, he performed Verdi’s Requiem in Düsseldorf, traveled to Sochi to sing gala concerts and gave his debut at Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall with an operetta gala for Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday.
From 2015 to 2018 the young tenor was a member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin, where he sang Cassio (Otello), the 1st Stranger (The Cousin from Nowhere), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), the handsome Mr. Hermann (Hindemith’s “News of the Day”), Tony (West Side Story), as well as Freddy (My Fair Lady) and the four Servant roles in “Tales of Hoffmann”, among other roles. In his first season there he was awarded the “Conrad Ekhof Prize of the Association of Friends of Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin”, a prestigious award for young talent.